Ewen Henderson / 5 MAY - 2 JUNE 2018
'Oxford Ceramics Gallery are proud to announce a major exhibition of two and three-dimensional work by Ewen Henderson (1934-2000), one of the most important British ceramic artists of the twentieth century (he preferred the epithet ‘artist in fluxed earth’). Henderson began by making vessel forms, but gradually opened these out into more complex structures, with completely new clay combinations and qualities of surface which drew on his abstract vision, and his interest in urban and natural landscapes and forms. Regarded as very much ahead of his time, Henderson took clay to new levels of exploration, the ramifications of his work will continue to felt for years to come.'
'The exhibition will feature a wide range of pieces made from the late 1970s until the end of the 1990s. These will include tall vessels, dishes, tea bowls and sculptural objects, as well as a rich selection of paintings and drawings, all demonstrating the powerful as well as delicate and intricate expression of Henderson’s searching art. Significantly most of the work in this selling show will be from the artist’s estate, supplemented by items from other private collections.'
David Whiting, 2018
Private View / SATURDAY 5 MAY / 5-7pm
CLAY LIVE: THE LIFE AND WORK OF EWEN HENDERSON / SATURDAY 5 MAY / 3-5pm
With Anthony Shaw, Collector and Ceramics Expert.
Join us for a study room session with Anthony Shaw looking closely at the work of Ewen Henderson from private collections as well as contemporary works. Followed by a private view of the Ewen Henderson exhibition at Oxford Ceramics Gallery.
Tickets: £15/£12 Members & concessions, inc. afternoon tea, booking essential. SOLD OUT